Maria Agui Carter

Iguana Films & Emerson College
Participates in 1 Session

Maria Agui Carter is the founder of Iguana Films and a professor at Emerson College, with a First Look Deal and a Fellowship at Concordia Studio. Formerly a staff producer at Public TV's flagship station WGBH, she has won George Peabody Gardner, Warren and Rockefeller awards. She has served as Board Chair of NALIP (The National Association of Latino Independent Producers), currently serves on the WGAE (Writer's Guild of America East) Committee for Inclusion and Equity, and is a founding member of the WGAE Latinx Salon. Recent works include the documentary hybrid REBEL: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War winner of a 2014 Erik Barnouw award for best historical films in America; and the PBS series SCIGIRLS, nominated for a 2019 Daytime Emmy award. Her newest film, directed for Wild Element Studio, is Rooted in Justice, about Black and women-led urban farmers in South Side Chicago. She is co-author of Collective Wisdom, published by Penguin Random House, due out in Nov. 2022.

Maria is in production on a criminal justice documentary project, ALLEGED. Her documentary BIRTHRIGHT about immigration and citizenship, is in research and development with the support of an NEH/Firelight SPARK grant. Her script SECRET LIFE OF LA MARIPOSA, about immigration and climate change, is supported by the Sundance Feature Film Program. Maria is slated to direct this magical realist feature based on her experience growing up undocumented.

Sessions in which Maria Agui Carter participates

Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
Maria Agui Carter
Keynote speaker
Iguana Films & Emerson C...

Sessions in which Maria Agui Carter attends

Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM

Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
  • Breakout: Latinx
  • Signup required
  • Breakout Sessions - Breakout Session
  • 12:00 PM PDT - 1:30 PM PDT  | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Breakout: Collectives
    ASL interpretation
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
4:30 PM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM

Thursday 1 October, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
4:30 PM
4:30 PM
  • Breakout: Brown Girls Doc Mafia
  • Signup required
  • Breakout Sessions - Breakout Session
  • 4:30 PM PDT - 6:00 PM PDT  | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Breakout: Collectives
    ASL interpretation

Friday 2 October, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM
Zeng Jinyan
Keynote speaker

Saturday 3 October, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
  • Closing Night Screening: Through the Night
  • Signup required
  • 5:00 PM PDT - 6:45 PM PDT  | 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Performance
    ASL interpretation